OE6 downloads emails without being asked

  xquest 23:50 09 Jan 2003
  xquest 23:50 09 Jan 2003

I've just started using OE6 under Win XP (Home) after being brought up on Netscape 4.79 under Win Me. I find OE is a law unto itself. How do I stop it downloading emails until I tell it to. I thought I'd selected all the correct options, but apparently not.
I can stop emails departing by keeping them in the drafts folder.

And does anyone know whether Netscape 4.79 will live happily with XP ?


  User-312386 00:09 10 Jan 2003

in OE

tools>options>general tab

untick "send and recieve messages at start up"

and also untick"check for new messages every"


  Peter E 00:10 10 Jan 2003

It may be that you have OE set to check for e-mail every so often when you are on line. Go to Tools - Options - General and there's a "send and receive on startup" and a "check for messages every X minutes". Untick the boxes if you don't want it to do that.

Don't know anything about Netscape 4.79. But someone here will know and offer advice.


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